Wednesday, 16 April 2014

For You

Hi Bloggers.

Forgot to tell you yesterday that the 'white' Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Pastes are now in stock in my Amazon Store - Frosty Dawn here and Icicle Blue here.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I started by spritzing a piece of Coconut Card with Scarlet Sunrise Cosmic Shimmer Ink Spray Mist. I popped a little Russet Red Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Paint on to my Craft Sheet. I picked a little up on a piece of Cut n Dry Foam and 'inked' through a section of the Floral Frame Mask in each corner of the card.

I stamped the For You Stamp using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using Scarlet Sunrise Ink Spray Mist, Enchanted Gold and Golden Pear from the Cosmic Shimmer Garden Tones Watercolour Paint Set. For the frame, I mixed a little Enchanted Gold Watercolour with a little Scarlet Sunrise Ink Spray Mist. I cut it out using Spellbinders Grand Rectangles and inked through the die with Festive Berries Distress Ink.

I cut a piece of Black Card and ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Spellbinders Elite M-Bossabilities Folder. I 'inked' around the edges with Russet Red Shimmer Paint using Cut n Dry Foam.

I tied a bow using Black Crochet Ribbon. I cut a small flower from Sue's Classic Rose Die Set, inking around the edges with a little Festive Berries Distress Ink. I added a Black Vintage Button.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Black Pearls to the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Black Pearl around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Best Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

The Pearl Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Paint is now back in stock in my Amazon Store with some other colours which you can find here. I've also stocked the Pearl Sprays that Sue used on her shows last weekend. Also new in stock are a a couple of new Couture Creations Embossing Folders which are on my next Toolshed Shows - Small Dots and Asian Weave. Both these designs have tiny repeating patterns which mean you can easily line them up when extending the design.

Just a little reminder that some of the auctions of my Heartfelt Creations dies & stamps on ebay end this evening with the remainder ending tomorrow. Click on the ebay link in the menu at the top of this blog to go and have a look.

Another card with the sentiment stamps today. I love how you can make so many easy peasy, different combo cards with this series of stamps.

For the background, I inked through one of the designs on the Floral Elements Mask in each corner using Faded Jeans Distress Ink. The design joined up to form a frame. I then ran it though the Grand Calibur with the Spellbinders Regal M-Bossabilities Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Faded Jeans.

I stamped the Congratulations Stamp twice using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Detail Embossing Powder. I stamped the Best Wishes Stamp, again using Perfect Medium and embossed with Silver Detail Powder. I cut one of the Congratulations out complete and then just the panels out of the other and the Best Wishes. I inked around the edges of the Congratulations image panel and the Best Wishes sentiment panel with Faded Jeans.

I cut a Spellbinders Grand Decorative Labels One and at the emboss stage added the Spellbinders Butterfly Garden Grand Impressabilities. I inked through the die with Faded Jeans. I added the complete Congratulations image using 3d Foam, then the Congratulations image panel and the Best Wishes sentiment panel on top, again using 3d Foam.

I tied a bow using Blue/White Striped Grograin and added a White Crystal Sparkler and some White Pearl String.

I assembled the card as shown adding a White 8mm Pearl to each corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pastel Blue PVA around the edges.

Sue has her second Wedding Show this morning at 10am. Try to tune in if you can.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Just a Note

Hi Bloggers.

Back from Ally Pally. Had a great weekend catching up with the Creative Expressions team and meeting lots of lovely crafters. Looking forward to September already!

Today is my son Nathan's 18th Birthday. Kathryn is visiting so we're out and about, hopefully having a really good day.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I spritzed through the Spellbinders Butterfly Garden Grand Impressabilities with Aqua Breeze Cosmic Shimmer Ink Spray Mist.

 I masked the word panel and the image panel off on the Just a Note Stamp and inked up using Jet Black Archival. I removed the mask and stamped it onto Coconut White Card and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I stamped the word panel and image panel on a separate piece of card, again using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder.

I arranged the panels around the 'a note' and selected Spellbinders Pearl Effects to fit around them. I removed the 2 panels and cut the die. I inked through the die with Faded Jeans Distress Ink.

I coloured the image panel in using the Aqua Breeze Ink Spray Mist and Golden Aqua, Golden Pear and Enchanted Gold from the Cosmic Shimmer Garden Tones Watercolour Paint Set. I also added a little of the Aqua Breeze to the strip under the 'a note'



I tied a bow using Blue/White Striped Grosgrain and added a White Crystal Sparkler.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White Pearls in the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pastel Blue PVA around the edges.

Sue is on Create & Craft this evening at 9pm with a Wedding Show. Hope you can tune in.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Wishing you all the best

Hi Bloggers.

Day 2 of Ally Pally today. As I said yesterday, if you're visiting, please come and say Hi.

Here's today's card - comments saying it is too dark for you are not allowed today. Just think of it in lighter colours if that's what you're thinking! As always, the idea of this blog is to give you ideas and inspire you to have a go with your own colour schemes.

To start, I popped the Rope Mask onto a piece of Black Card and spread Silver Moon Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste through it. I removed the mask and put aside to dry.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Gratitudes Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Captivating Squares. I cut a Spellbinders Marvelous Squares out of Silver Card.

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Black Pearl around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Best Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

Day 1 of Ally Pally today. If you're visiting, please come and say Hi. I'll be on the Creative Expressions stand with Sam, Kim and Phill. Sue will be on her own Rubbernecker stand at the opposite side of the hall to us under the Stained Glass window (unless the layout is changed!).

Here's today's card -

For the background, I first popped a little Topaz Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Paint onto my Craft Sheet. I picked a little up onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam and 'inked' through one of the designs in the Floral Elements Mask in each corner. Then, with the stamp in my hand, I randomly stamped the Plaid A6 stamp using Peeled Paint Distress Ink. . I made sure the paint and the ink were dry and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Spellbinders Elite M-Bossabilities Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and then inked around the edges with Peeled Paint.

I cut a Spellbinders Grand Decorative Labels One and at the emboss stage I added the the Spellbinders Butterfly Garden Grand Impressabilities. I inked through the die with Peeled Paint.

I stamped the image panel from the For You Stamp and the sentiment panel from the Best Wishes Stamp, both using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut the panels out. I coloured the image panel in using Topaz and Graphite Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Paints and Golden Pear from the Garden Tones Cosmic Shimmer Watercolour Paint Set.

I inked around the edges of the sentiment panel with Peeled Paint.

I tied a bow using Green/White Striped Grosgrain and added a White Crystal Sparkler.

I assembled the card as shown adding some bits of a Pearl Swirl, some White Pearls in the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Cosmic Pearl around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Winner of Tuesday's card giveaway

Hi Bloggers.

The winner of the card in Tuesday's post is......................................

PAT S WITNEY

Please email me at juliawattscrafts@gmail.com with your addy and I'll pop it in the post on my return from Ally Pally.

All for now.

Julia

Thank You

Hi Bloggers.

I'm heading off the Ally Pally after lunch today but I'll be drawing the winner of the card from Tuesday's post before I go so be sure to check back to see if you're the winner.

Here's today's card -

I started by spritzing a piece of Milk Card with Purple Orchid Vintage Ink Spray Mist. Once dry, I applied Lilac Blush Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste through the Lace Mask (sorry still out of stock at CE HQ) in each corner. I put it aside to dry.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Kind Thoughts A5 Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using a die from Sue's Californian Collection Decorative Frames Set B and inked through the die with Dusty Concord. I cut a Hollywood die out of Heather Card, again inking through the die with Dusty Concord. I cut the largest of the Decorative Frames Set B dies and inked through the die with Dusty Concord.

I tied a bow using Purple/Ivory Striped Grosgrain and added a Fancy Pearl Embellishement.

Once the Sparkle Texture Paste was dry, I assembled the card as shown adding a White 8mm Pearl to each corner and I pierced around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Just a note

Hi Bloggers.

Sorry yesterday's post was late. I scheduled it for 12th April by mistake - goodness knows why, must've been a bit of finger trouble.

Here's today's card using the Just a Note Stamp as is -

A messy background. I started with a piece of Milk Card. I first randomly inked through the Tracery Mask using Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. I popped a little Pink Blossom Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Paint onto my Craft Sheet, picked a little up on a piece of Cut n Dry Foam and randomly 'inked' through the Distressed Dots Mask. Using the piece of Cut n Dry with the Pink Blossom Shimmer Paint on it as an 'ink pad' and with the stamp in my hand, I randomly stamped the Newsprint A6 Stamp. Again, with the stamp in my hand, I randomly stamped the Vintage Wallpaper A6 Stamp using Bundled Sage Distress Ink. I made sure the ink and paint were dry and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Spellbinders Elite M-Bossabilities Folder. I ran it though second time to extend the design and 'inked' around the edges with Pink Blossom Shimmer Paint. I wrapped a piece of White Crochet Ribbon around the centre (should have been Cream - had a senior moment!).

I stamped the Just a Note Stamp using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using Pink Blossom Shimmer Paint and Pink Ultra, Golden Pear and Enchanted Gold from the Cosmic Shimmer Garden Tones Watercolour Paint Set. I cut it out using Spellbinders Grand Decorative Labels One and inked through the die with Victorian Velvet.

I made a flower using Justrite Vintage Labels 3 - I used 3 of the the smallest die, and 3 of the next size up. I inked the tips of the petals with Victorian Velvet once the flower had been formed. I cut some Faux Quilled Leaves out of Green Card.

I assembled the card as shown adding a bit of a Pearl Swirl, some Cream Pearls in the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Vanilla PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

For You

Hi Bloggers.

The sentiment stamps from last week's shows are back in stock in my Amazon Store here and also a bunch of Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Paints here.

I have a two-fer for you today featuring the For You Stamp.

For the background, I inked through one of the corner sections of the Floral Frame Mask in each corner of a piece of Milk Card using Dusty Concord Distress Ink. I then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Spellbinders Elite M-Bossabilities Folder. I ran it though a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Dusty Concord.

I masked off the 'For' panel and the image panel and stamped the 'you' using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. On a separate piece of card I stamped the 'For' panel and the image panel, again using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut them out using scissors. I placed the 'For' next to the 'you' and selected the Spellbinders Branching Out die. I remove the 'For' and cut out, inking though the die with Dusty Concord Distress Ink. I cut one of Sue's Granada Dies out of Mauve Card. At the emboss stage I added the Tracery Mask and inked through the die with Dusty Concord.

I tied a bow using Purple/Ivory Striped Grosgrain and added a Black Vintage Button.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Cream Pearls to the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Vanilla PVA around the edges.

Here's the second card -

For the background, I simply ran a piece of Mauve Card through the Grand Calibur with the Spellbinders Regal M-Bossabilities Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Dusty Concord.

I used the image panel left over from the first card. I coloured in using Cosmic Shimmer Garden Tones Watercolour Paint Set. I used Violet Frost, Golden Pear and Enchanted Gold.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Gratitudes Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using a Granada Die and inked through the die with Dusty Concord.

I cut the largest of the Granada dies and at the emboss stage added the Tracery Mask. I inked through the die with Dusty Concord.

I tied a bow using Purple/Ivory Grosgrain and added a Black Vintage Button.

I assembled the card as shown a Cream 8mm Pearl to each corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Vanilla PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Congratulations and a Giveaway

Hi Bloggers.

Today is the last day that you can order tickets for Ally Pally and get a £1 discount. Click on the link in the right hand sidebar to go to the place where you can order tickets. Not long now. I love Ally Pally - they're my favoutite 2 weekends of the year. It's the time when we can all get together for a good old catch up as we rarely see each other the rest of the time. I noticed on Facebook yesterday that Phill Martin was 'Planning for Ally Pally' Goodness me! What's he trying to do? Show me up? I think, actually, that I'm in for a weekend of non-stop giggling with him! Of course, I'll be working while I'm giggling! lol!

Anyway, enough of that and onto today's card which was my last demo in the shows last week and I didn't quite manage to stick it together. So, I've brought it home and it's now stuck together so I thought I'd offer it up as a giveaway. Just leave a comment below (only nice ones allowed!) and I'll draw a winner before I head off to Ally Pally on Friday.

For the background, I stamped the Vintage Wallpaper A6 Background a few times using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I edged it with Antique Linen using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the Congratulations Stamp twice using Perfect Medium and embossed with Gold Detail Powder. I cut one out complete and then just cut the 2 panels out on the other one. I cut a Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Rectangle out of Soft Gold Card. I layered everything up using 3d Foam.

I tied a bow using Cream Crochet Ribbon. I added a little watered down Cosmic Shimmer Vanilla PVA to a Small Fancy Pearl Embellishment to tone it to the Milk Card and added it to a Metal Dazzler Setting.

I assembled the card as shown adding a Cream 8mm Pearl to each corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Vanilla PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.